And A biggy is they expect you to charge the batteries in the camera The big problem, ironically, was that I hit the Shutter button far too quickly anticipating a slide at the plate or a big swing. Although the Coolpix S does not offer Active D-Lighting to maintain detail in both the highlights and shadows, it does offer D-Lighting as an Edit function. The price may be the seller’s own price elsewhere or another seller’s price. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.

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The 10x zoom lens provides a versatile focal range of mm, impressive given the overall size of the camera, and is just wide enough for landscapes and with more than enough reach for candid portraits. Its Auto Scene mode functions much like the intelligent exposure mode of other recent digicams but does a little better than most.

Usability – number 1 criteria to enjoy Photography. Shooting, Playback, and Movie.

Nikon Coolpix S Review – DigitalCameraReview

Operation is very basic and all exposure options are minor variations on the auto exposure theme. Slightly soft lens at both wide-angle and telephoto Left side of our sample was soft at middle focal lengths megapixel sensor does not deliver the same detail as a megapixel design Heavy anti-noise processing softens detail even at low ISOs High levels of chromatic aberration Few manual controls Sluggish nlkon mode at full resolution No control over noise reduction Lens does not go as wide as most of the competition these days No optical zoom in movies Shutter cooppix won’t fire Below average battery life Difficulty accessing USB port Auto white balance and incandescent leave our inkon test target too warm.


Though our lab target doesn’t move for this test, our tester noted, “sometimes it just refuses to take ckolpix shot even after multiple press and release attempts. Blink Warning alerts you if someone in the coollpix had their eyes closed, and the Smile Timer automatically takes the picture when a smile is detected. Unfortunately there is no histogram available during composition, but a small one can be displayed during playback with a press of the OK button.

In both cases, the distortion is only slightly noticeable. We did however notice at an intermediate focal length of Or worse pick out a camera based on what someone else buys normally in a brand only to hate it and try to blame the people who own that brand but not that camera for your mistake.

Show less Show more. We’re not pixel-peeping here but simulating a normal view of these megapixel images.

The high International Organization of Standardization mode is available up to at full size. Ccoolpix events frequently have movement, and it was at these times–and a few others–that the Nikon S just stopped working.

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When you press the Shooting or Still mode button, niikon can choose between four further options displayed on the Coopix The smile timer results in shots taken whenever the subject smiles. Down accesses Macro mode. In making the decision I looked at quality manufacturing, the technology used, size and ease of use. Black Nikon Coolpix S Auto, Auto gain ISOFixed range auto,, As soon as they smiled, the camera caught them.


One of the few good shots, obtained with the old-fashioned method of prefocusing on a nearby subject; subject tracking couldn’t keep up with multiple cars.

Below the navigation wheel are the self-explanatory Menu and Delete buttons. So as a long zoom for casual shooting around town, the Nikon S will do just fine, but leave the action shots to other cameras.

Compact Camera Group Test: Available in black, red, bronze or silver, the front panel charmed me with a soft taper from the body to the lens. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited.

Its target icon is no joke. The Nikon S is a very capable and very slim camera.

Nikon Coolpix S Specs – CNET

This advanced image stabilization feature also offers compensation equivalent to an increase in shutter speed of roughly three stops. Focal lengths were equivalent at about 20mm. Buy the Nikon S